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Irwin steps down due to residency issue

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City Council has 90 days beginning Jan. 1 to fill the City Council position

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Ryleigh Enticknap, 5, with her brother Roman, 7, were Plateau Outreach Ministries ringers Saturday at QFC. Below left, Hannah Swettenam, Kecia Howard, Grant Swettenam and Madeline Carboy participated in the bell ringing, as did Duane and Fay Weeks, right. Photos by Dennis Box

Enumclaw Expo Center committee appointed By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

Five Enumclaw citizens have been appointed to oversee operations at the Enumclaw Expo Center, reporting to the City Council and making recommendations when called upon.

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The Enumclaw City Council has come up one seat short after the November general election due to a residency requirement problem. Morgan Irwin took 63 percent of the vote for council Position No. 1 over Pamela Harding, who withdrew from the race in August. Irwin, who was raised in Enumclaw, moved back to the city in February. The residency requirement for City Council is one year according to state law. The Enumclaw Municipal Code does not state a residency requirement. At the Nov. 24 City Council meeting Irwin said he was contacted by Mike Reynolds, the city attorney, concerning the residency requirement. “The city attorney contacted me letting me know I did not fulfill one of the

Appointments to the city’s new Expo Advisory Committee were confirmed during the council’s Nov. 25 meeting. Making up the advisory group are Scott Gray, sales manager for The Enumclaw Courier-Herald; Alan Gamblin, owner of the Gamblin Motors automobile dealership; Shelby

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DeVol, finance manager at DeVol Engineering; David Powell of Mutual of Enumclaw; and attorney Owen Gabrielson. At least two more members can be added, according to City Administrator Chris Searcy. April Schroeder, a member of the Enumclaw School Board, is already pegged to join the group, he added. Committee members were hand-picked by city administration and are expected to be “champi-

See Irwin, Page 2 ons for the Expo Center,” Searcy said. Part of the group’s mission, he explained, will involving making recommendations regarding the long-term vision for the acreage on the eastern edge of town. That will likely entail setting priorities for site development and capital improvements. While committee members aren’t going to be examining every dollar spent and taken in, they will be charged with taking

a look at the various models by which the center can be operated. One option, Searcy said, could involve turning the Expo Center over to a private vendor, as the city does with the adjacent golf course. Another option might entail putting the center under the umbrella of the city’s Parks Department and allowing that it will require a financial subsidy. That option would be a

the Turkeys Contest Winners!

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Thank You Olson’s Meats!!

Roberta Fensch • Dennis Boren • Claudia Donato • Walter Hammermeist • Sara Faul

They each won a smoked turkey from Olson’s

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, December 04, 2013